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post #29491 of 54711
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

tbm - its more like putting black gaffer tape over a small cute fluffy white kitten's mouth.

I doubt Topy could make much difference to shoes getting wet - unless your soles are vacuuming water up by capillary action.
(Topy's virtue is it protects soles from wear, but just as important its easy to take off and replace, with minimal skills required, as it wears) -

I was trolling. Huge trolling. Please let's not write about Topy vs No Topy for another 50 pages, minimum...
post #29492 of 54711
All good im just going to get some new dainite carminas when i find a style i like

Anyone got a pair of mto ? The place with weird name asks +40% but iirc armoury charges +25%? Imo worth it for flush taps if going leather sole route
post #29493 of 54711
Yeah but the Armoury have hiked their prices of late also so it may work out in the wash. What about carmina direct?
post #29494 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

All good im just going to get some new dainite carminas when i find a style i like

Anyone got a pair of mto ? The place with weird name asks +40% but iirc armoury charges +25%? Imo worth it for flush taps if going leather sole route

 

MTO Carmina calf is on par with Vass shipped with lasted trees, so I'd honestly just go that route. Skab have a reasonable amount on Danite though, for RTW options, iirc.

post #29495 of 54711
romp - I have two pair of shoes/chukkas with Dainiate.
I must say I'm not a huge fan although its not a disaster.
It feels heavier and harder, less giving, than leather (+Topy {wink}) and on some surfaces its a bit treacherous. I'm not sure what makes it so - perhaps they aren't worn down enough and it seems to be worse on timber decking with a wet surface. I observe from seeing what our northern hemisphere brothers post that they are GOOD IN THE SNOW.

I suspect they are overkill for our conditions. Others have commented on this before.
post #29496 of 54711
Does anyone know a good place in Sydney where I can resole my boots? Looking to put a commando sole. Also how much would I expect to pay for this?
post #29497 of 54711
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post



HC Tie is one of my favourites smile.gif

TBM, do you have a diagram to show how you tied that knot and got that dimple?

 

I have the same tie, but I can't achieve that look! Help me.

post #29498 of 54711
Think its just a standard FIH isn't it? Practice makes perfect, like with anything in life.
post #29499 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

TBM, do you have a diagram to show how you tied that knot and got that dimple?

I have the same tie, but I can't achieve that look! Help me.

Its a Melbourne thing kiddo - you'll never get it
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post #29501 of 54711
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

MTO Carmina calf is on par with Vass shipped with lasted trees, so I'd honestly just go that route. Skab have a reasonable amount on Danite though, for RTW options, iirc.

Though Vass RTW and MTO costs the same (no extra charge for MTO). What they list as custom made shoes on their price list in my belief is where they do last adjustment for your foot at the store.

post #29502 of 54711

The knot is really thick. Perhaps it is a double FIH?

post #29503 of 54711
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Its a Melbourne thing kiddo - you'll never get it

I was starting to think that. Cheers, Gramps.

post #29504 of 54711
Ties knots - look, maybe I'm just tired and emotional but - ties - you just tie them.

If its a very thin slippery tie I do a Pratt Knot, if its thick I do a sekret once over oriental knot - if its normal I do a FIH, sometimes with a thin tie I do a double FIH. I don't fret it. If it dimples good. If it doesn't - so what.

I'm habituated to having the end finish at my belt and the back blade too, so I can do it with my eyes closed and a hangover.*. But if it doesn't I tuck the back blade in my shirt or let it hang. Or I re do it. Or I use a tie pin or tie clasp.

The best paisley ties I have are in polyester - most people - even certain iGents from here - can't tell the difference.

Its just a tie - a male indulgence - not a precise engineering exercise in load bearing with lives at stake.

* both of which are often my default position in the am.
Edited by fxh - 4/11/13 at 4:21am
post #29505 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post



HC Tie is one of my favourites smile.gif

TBM, do you have a diagram to show how you tied that knot and got that dimple?

 

I have the same tie, but I can't achieve that look! Help me.

 

Part of it could be a difference in height, and thus difference in large blade length needed. I find it very hard to get enough material  width with most standard length ties to get a dimple, so I just end up with a knot and a smooth round of material.

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